Category - Health Information

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Breast Cancer in Young Women
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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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May is Stroke Awareness Month
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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson
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Six Basic Questions about Rheumatology, Arthritis and Joint Pain Answered by Dr. Smajkic
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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Smajkic
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives the 2015 Women’s Choice Award As America’s Best Breast Center for the Consecutive Year
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Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk!
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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask

Breast Cancer in Young Women

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Who Has a Higher Risk? Some young women are at a…

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends in the backyard grilling, swimming, and watching fabulous firework shows. Fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch; however, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. In order to ensure that you and your family have a safe holiday, here are…

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Sun Safety Tips Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

The month of May is “Stroke Awareness” month. Do you know your A, B, C, D, E’s of Preventing a Stroke? Here are some health tips from our Health Education Center: A – • Get screened for Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder which increases your risk of Stroke. • Aim to limit Alcohol: Drinking…

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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson

Summer is just around the corner—it’s almost time to put the homework away and play. With the great weather comes outside play and fun—but also a few potential common ailments and injuries. We sat down with Dr. Stephen Johnson, a Family Medicine Physician with Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group, to learn more about preventing…

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Six Basic Questions about Rheumatology, Arthritis and Joint Pain Answered by Dr. Smajkic

We are sure you have heard of arthritis. And you may have heard of rheumatology—but unless you have had a personal experience or diagnosis, it’s possible you don’t know what it is. We sat down with Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic to get your most basic and common questions about rheumatology, arthritis, and joint pain answered. 1….

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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Smajkic

Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month we had the chance to talk with Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic, a Rheumatologist with Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group (Outpatient Care Center, 6700 West 95th St.,…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives the 2015 Women’s Choice Award As America’s Best Breast Center for the Consecutive Year

LCM’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment Little Company of Mary Hospital earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. This is Little Company of Mary’s second year in a row receiving this eminent…

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Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk!

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer and the number one non-tobacco-related cancer killer in the United States. Even so, only one-third of Americans older than 50 has been screened for colon cancer. Any adult can have colon cancer, so it is important to know your risk factors and be screened at the right…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask

Since March marks Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we decided to talk to Little Company of Mary expert Dr. Michael Hurtuk, a Colorectal Surgeon. We know the colon is a sensitive topic. While the fact remains that “everybody poops,” it is probably equally true that almost everyone is embarrassed to talk about it. We decided to…

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